Introduction

About Me

Do any of these situations sound familiar?

“Our managers seem to understand our strategic business direction, yet it seems difficult to get them aligned and going in the same direction.”

“Disconnects can be a real disaster. Problems start right at the beginning of a project, but nobody pushes back. Then months later each party says: ‘I told you so.’ Too bad people don’t raise issues early, when they are easy to repair and can be resolved.”

“I have this senior person who works for me. He is very experienced and does good work. But lately he has been turning in reports late, if at all, and they aren’t meeting our needs. I have talked to him, but just don’t seem able to get him back on track.”

“Give feedback on performance? Who has time to do that?”

MJF Associates has been in business over 25 years and helps companies and their people work together better. We provide Executive Coaching, Strategic Alignment, Leadership Development & Team Building. We work with leaders and their teams to help them identify and execute on critical priorities, and gain a sustainable advantage through their people. Our clients come from a wide variety of industries including: Oil & Gas; Engineering, Procurement and Construction; Banking; Healthcare; Manufacturing; High Technology; Telecommunications; Municipal and Federal Government; Education and Non-profit.

We love to partner with our clients and help them be successful.

See our 4 Demonstration Videos at YOUTUBE, search mjfassociates

Specialties:
** Create solid results
** Provide critical feedback to leaders and managers
** Involve teams in identifying key issues and opportunities, and create specific accountabilities
** Improve working relationships between team members
** Provide career management tools that align employee interests with organizational needs
** Help managers and supervisors build solid leadership skills

For more information about our services please visit our website: http://mjfassociates.com

My Skills

executive-coaching
leadership-development
organizational-development
team-building
leadership
career-management
360-feedback
strategic-planning
career-development
conflict-resolution
training
job-analysis
team-facilitation
human-resources
onboarding
culture-change
360-assessments
coaching
career-counseling
organizational-effectiveness
management
facilitation
organizational-structure
change-management
human-capital
strategic-planning--staff-alignment
program-management
organizational-needs-analysis
consulting
organizational-design
organizational-learning
outplacement
action-learning
problem-analysis
succession-planning
workshop-facilitation
talent-management
performance-improvement
management-development
employee-engagement
organizational-analysis
resourceful
problem-solving
facilitate-project-kickoff-meetings
interviewing-individuals-and-or-teams
performance-consulting
executive-development
mbti

Work/Experience

Principal at MJF Associates

November 1987 - Present
We provide Executive Coaching, 360-degree Assessments and Feedback, Leadership Development, Strategic Planning & Teambuilding, Career Development, and Outplacement. Responsible for customizing solutions to align with client's needs, and for ensuring that all services and products are delivered in a timely and cost-effective way. Serves as a Leadership Coach in the Rice Executive MBA program. Have coached over 50 EMBAs in 7 years on career transitions, leadership skills, dealing with poor performers, job satisfaction, career planning & starting up a new business.

Internal Organization Develop & Training Consultant at Tenneco E & P

January 1984 - January 1987
Coached leaders and managers regarding organizational issues, and helped them build skills to be more effective. Used assessments to provide feedback. Designed, developed and implemented leadership development programs to help managers build skills and confidence

Administrator, Org Develop & Mgt Training at Conoco

January 1982 - January 1984
Executive coaching, leadership development, designed, developed, facillitated strategic alignment meetings with various departmental functions, conducted leadership training. conducted leadership assessments, facilitated teams to increase the effectiveness of work processes and administered feedback through the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory and 360-degree assessments

Internal Consultant OD & Mgmt Training at Tennessee Valley Authority

January 1978 - January 1982
Organization Development, Change Management, Career Development, Leadership Development

Human Resources at RCA Group

January 1976 - January 1978
Leadership Development, Coaching and Counseling, Maintain organizational titles and charts, provide internal consulting, Executive Development, and employee development through College Tuition refunds

Manager, Organization Development & Training at RCA Group

January 1976 - January 1978
Developed, designed, implemented leadership workshops. Recommended changes in organizational structure. Coached leaders and managers to help them be more effective. Helped implement a reduction-in-force and helped transitioning individuals to do so more quickly.

Education

University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Degree: Ph.D.
Field of Study: Industrial/ Organizational Psychology

University of Detroit Mercy

Degree: MA
Field of Study: Industrial Psychology

City University of New York City College

Degree: BA
Field of Study: Psychology

Certifications

Myers-Briggs Type Inventory

Authority: CPP
Start Date: May 01, 1996

Technical Leadership Workshop Certified Facilitator

Authority: Blessing-White
Start Date: Oct 01, 1992

Managing Personal Growth Certified Facilitator

Authority: Blessing-White
Start Date: Feb 01, 1982

Master Trainer, Interaction Management

Authority: DDI
Start Date: Nov 01, 1981

Zenger-Miller, Group Action

Authority:
Start Date: May 01, 1981

Publications

Alignment, Engagement & Execution: Creating Strong Team Performance & Results

Publication: Wordpress.com
Date: Feb 07, 2014
This paper describes a process that helps leaders and their teams clearly identify critical priorities. Further, it creates high-energy and engagement, while helping team members clarify individual roles and how they are going to work together to create high-performance outcomes

Hire the Best: Use Behavioral Interviewing

Publication: Leadership Development Blog
Date: Jan 28, 2014
A a concise description of how to use Behavioral Interviewing to increase the hit rate of hiring successful employees. Plus it gives some tips on how to phrase questions to make sure you get good data on which to base your hiring decision.

Bibliography on Corporate Coaching Updated 2012

Publication: Leadership Development Blog
Date: Nov 27, 2013
This is a comprehensive bibliography of over 100 sources that discusses Executive and Corporate Coaching. A great starting place for doing research on the Efficacy of Coaching.

Executive Coaching: Can it help boost your game?

Publication: Leadership Development Blog
Date: Apr 12, 2010
Article describes executive and leadership coaching: who should seek it, how it can help, and what you should look for in a leadership coach

Location

Contact Information

Houston, TX
Phone: 281-493-0641

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